1980 Neil Sedaka – In The Pocket

In The Pocket is a 1980 in-studio album by American pop singer Neil Sedaka. In America, it marked his third album on the Elektra label. Elsewhere around the world, it was released on the Polydor label. The first single issued was “Letting Go,” in the autumn of 1979, but the single did not manage to reach the Hot 100.

However, In The Pocket would become Sedaka’s best-known Elektra album because of its second single, the duet he performed with his daughter Dara, “Should’ve Never Let You Go” which charted at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at #4 on the Adult Contemporary charts in 1980. It was a remake of a 1978 song, “Should’ve Never Let Her Go” from the album All You Need Is the Music, which Sedaka had sung solo. The Top 20 duet would become Sedaka’s final appearance on the Hot 100.

Tracks

1  Do It Like You Done It When You Mean It (Neil Sedaka; Howard Greenfield) 04:08
2  Junkie For Your Love (Neil Sedaka; Phil Cody) 04:28
3  Letting Go (Neil Sedaka; Phil Cody) 04:15
4  You Better Leave That Girl Alone (Neil Sedaka; Howard Greenfield) 03:40
5  My Friend (Neil Sedaka; Howard Greenfield) 04:40
6  It’s Good To Be Alive Again (Neil Sedaka; Howard Greenfield) 03:40
7  You (Neil Sedaka; Phil Cody) 04:34
8  Should’ve Never Let You Go (Neil Sedaka; Phil Cody) 04:08
9  You’re So Good For Me (Neil Sedaka; Dara Sedaka) 08:18
10  What A Difference A Day Makes (Maria Grever; Stanley Adams) 03:27

Media

Musicians

1 Do It Like You Done It When You Mean It

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarLee Ritenour
Fender RhodesWilliam Smith
PianoNeil Sedaka
SynthesizerWilliam Smith
HornDavid Woodford
PercussionSteve Leshner
VocalsNeil Sedaka


2 Junkie For Your Love

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarLee Ritenour
Fender RhodesWilliam Smith
OrganWilliam Smith
PianoNeil Sedaka
ProphetWilliam Smith
SynthesizerWilliam Smith
HornDavid Woodford
PercussionSteve Leshner
VocalsNeil Sedaka


3 Letting Go

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarLee Ritenour
PianoNeil Sedaka
ProphetWilliam Smith
HornJim Horn
PercussionSteve Leshner
VocalsNeil Sedaka


4 You Better Leave That Girl Alone

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarLee Ritenour
PianoNeil Sedaka
PercussionSteve Leshner
PercussionGary Coleman
VocalsNeil Sedaka


5 My Friend

BassLeland Sklar
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarLee Ritenour
PianoNeil Sedaka
PercussionSteve Leshner
VocalsNeil Sedaka


6 It’s Good To Be Alive Again

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarLee Ritenour
Fender RhodesWilliam Smith
PianoNeil Sedaka
SynthesizerWilliam Smith
PercussionSteve Leshner
VocalsNeil Sedaka


7 You

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsNigel Olsson
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarLee Ritenour
PianoNeil Sedaka
PercussionSteve Leshner
PercussionGary Coleman
VocalsNeil Sedaka


8 Should’ve Never Let You Go

BassJim Fielder
DrumsJim Varley
GuitarMark Warner
GuitarThom Rotella
PianoNeil Sedaka
PercussionSteve Leshner
PercussionGary Coleman
Background VocalsDiane Bellis
Background VocalsJacie Berry
VocalsDara Sedaka
VocalsNeil Sedaka


9 You’re So Good For Me

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarLee Ritenour
PianoNeil Sedaka
LyriconQuitman Denis
VibesGary Coleman
PercussionSteve Leshner
Background VocalsDara Sedaka
VocalsNeil Sedaka


10 What A Difference A Day Makes

BassJim Fielder
DrumsJim Varley
GuitarMark Warner
Fender RhodesWilliam Smith
PianoNeil Sedaka
SynthesizerWilliam Smith
PercussionSteve Leshner
VocalsNeil Sedaka

Liner Notes

Producer – Robert Appere, Neil Sedaka
Arranged By – Robert Appere, Neil Sedaka

Photography – Marc Schreibman, Jim Shea

Manufactured By – Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records
Record Company – Warner Communications Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Elektra Records